By Charles Todd

Within the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the physique of a guy wrapped in a cloak, the face lined through a gasoline masks. subsequent to him is a booklet on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector within the nice conflict. who's this guy, and is the research into his loss of life being manipulated via a thirst for revenge?

in the meantime, the British battle workplace is trying to find a lacking guy in their personal, an individual whose warfare paintings used to be so mystery that even Rutledge isn't advised his actual identify or what he did.

the quest takes Rutledge to Berkshire, the place cottages as soon as equipped to deal with lepers stand within the shadow of a good white horse lower into the chalk hillside. the present population of the cottages are outcasts, too, hiding from their very own pasts. Who between them is telling the reality approximately their associates and who's twisting it?

here's a puzzle requiring all of Rutledge's bold and ability, for there are layers of lies and deception, whereas a ruthless killer is decided to carry directly to freedom at any expense. And the light horse looming overhead serves as a reminder that loss of life is rarely accomplished with someone, least of all of the males who fought within the trenches of France.

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He was examining Laura as he listened to the others talking around him. He curled his lips tightly. I couldn’t fathom if he was smiling or grimacing. Laura noticed Paul’s glances, and she abruptly stopped laughing. “Let’s go,” Laura stood up to bus her tray. *** Phil, Laura, and I were coming out of Billy’s on Rush Street at 11:00 on Thursday night. We had a few beers under our belts. A light fog had descended low on the streets. Curls of vapor circled up in the cold air when we talked. ” Laura asked Phil.

How could I let Laura go? I did not know how to give myself up to a cosmic force. I had to make some sense out of the tragedy. Some students were wondering how a discussion about cause and effect had slipped into the philosophy of Karma. There was a great deal of whispering going on at the back. Professor Armstrong appeared deep in thought. ” Phil caught up with me as we left the conference room. “Larry, some things don’t add up in Laura’s case. Shawn Douglas thinks it’s a clear case of suicide.

What if I had asked Professor Armstrong for his help? Why couldn’t I have seen it coming? Maybe I didn’t know Laura as well as I thought. The lead ball in my stomach had splintered into sharp fiery pieces. Meanwhile, Phil had returned to the investigation. “I’m not sure you want to hear this right now. We need to talk about Laura’s death. ” I needed some time alone to absorb the emotional shock. I reached for my Mylanta bottle again. “Ask me tomorrow. Right now, I have to call my brother. ” Chris looks at me with concern.

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